Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 33
Welcome to Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 33. I’ve always admired the positivity of hitchhikers; after all, every time I drive past one, they’re holding their thumbs up. So yesterday, instead of merely slowing down to reciprocate the gesture, I decided to stop and accommodate one on my journey. My fellow traveller on this occasion turned out to be none other than a certain David Moyles* (*Name changed to protect real identity). Among the many topics we discussed were borderline red cards, vigilante retribution against female journalists and, fortunately for this tame segue, who to captain in FPL Gameweek 33.
5. Alexis Sanchez (Middlesbrough v Arsenal)
Cause for hope lies in opponents Middlesbrough, a team with all the attacking ambition of Mahatma Gandhi on valium. So expect free shooting practice for the Gunners. One may flag up Boro’s gutsy goalless draw in October as a cautionary tale, but it will be interesting to see how the pressure of their current relegation battle manifests itself against the bruised egos of Wenger’s men.
4. Sergio Aguero (Southampton v Man City)
There are still concerns about the Argentine’s long-term prospects at the Etihad, but surely even if Jesus does return before the end of the season, Pep knows he’d get crucified in the press for dropping Aguero, who will surely remain nailed on.
3. Harry Kane (Spurs v Bournemouth)
Limited to 29 minutes last Saturday lunchtime, Kane curiously still managed to fire off as many shots as Eriksen, Alli and Janssen. He didn’t win the raffle that time, but with an overall goal conversion rate (26.76%) higher than even Lukaku, he may only need a few chances against a Jekyll and Hyde Bournemouth team to officially announce his return from injury.
2. Dele Alli (Spurs v Bournemouth)
As alluded to earlier, Tottenham are playing like an orchestra with a multitude of virtuosos right now. ‘Alli, Eriksen & Son’ may sound like a family-owned electrician firm from the 1980’s but the trio have been live-wires in 2016/17, with and without ‘Arry’s spark. An average of 8.83 points over his last 6 outings suggests a fitting climax to a spectacular season for the recently turned 21-year-old.
1. Romelu Lukaku (Everton v Burnley)
Well, Burnley still haven’t won away from home, and while it’s commendable that they plugged the leaks with meritorious stalemates at Sunderland and Middlesbrough, those are two of the easiest road trips they could’ve wished for to break their duck.
The Toffees, on the other hand, have the 3rd best home record, blemished only by December’s Merseyside derby defeat. Romelu clearly enjoys life in front of the Grand Old Lady too, with 12 of his last 13 goals coming at Goodison. I doubt even David Moyles ever felt that at home.
Thanks for reading Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks Gameweek 33. This article was written by Bryan Munich
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